Fact Tank Jun. 18, 2015

Growth from Asia drives surge in U.S. foreign students

Asians, especially Chinese, are responsible for most of the sharp increase in foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities. Foreign students are more likely to study science, engineering and math than U.S. students as a whole, especially at the post-baccalaureate level.

Jan. 20, 2015

Hispanics to benefit from Obama’s community college plan

More Hispanics are already enrolled in college than ever before and, among those who are, nearly half (46%) attend a public two-year school, the highest share of any race or ethnicity.

Oct. 7, 2014

Share of Affluent Students Who Borrow for College Doubles

In 2012, a record 69% of the nation’s new college graduates had taken out student loans. Graduates from more affluent families are much more likely to borrow today than they were 20 years ago.

Oct. 2, 2014

U.S. high school dropout rate reaches record low, driven by improvements among Hispanics, blacks

Just 7% of the nation’s 18-to-24 year olds had dropped out of high school in 2013, continuing a steady decline in the nation’s dropout rate since 2000, when 12% of youth were dropouts.

May. 30, 2014

5 facts about today’s college graduates

Facts and figures about college graduates.

May. 19, 2014

Public and private college grads rank about equally in life satisfaction

College graduates report about the same amount of personal satisfaction and economic well-being later in life whether they attended a private or public college.

May. 15, 2014

By many measures, more borrowers struggling with student-loan payments

More people are having trouble keeping up with their student-loan payments than in years past, several studies show.

May. 14, 2014

Student Debt Weighing on Economic Fortunes of Young Adults

Households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far behind their peers in terms of wealth accumulation and tend to carry larger amounts of other kinds of debt.

May. 14, 2014

5 key findings about student debt

A record 37% of young households had outstanding student loans in 2010 and a median student debt of $13,000.

Fact Tank Mar. 6, 2014

Women’s college enrollment gains leave men behind

Even though college enrollment rates among young people have risen in recent decades, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that females outpace males in college enrollment, especially among Hispanics and blacks.